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  1. Yeah the point is that C-3PO has no reason to being there in any of the films between Return of the Jedi and the Rise of Skywalker. Take him out of TPM, AOTC, ROTS, TFA and TLJ and it would make no differens. So don't blame Johnson for that. He was at least funny in TLJ.
    3 points
  2. Die Hard + Die Hard 2 ... my annual festive season rewatch, on BluRay for the first time (thought it was about time for an upgrade, boxset of 1 - 4 was £12.95 inc. postage from eBay so not too bad). Because sometimes Xmas movies are better with gunfights, explosions and copious swearing.
    3 points
  3. That sounds very Hans. Who cares what it's for. It's a DC song right? Just throw it in there!
    3 points
  4. In Spielberg's defense, Tintin's books are far shorter than Harry Potter's and there isn't much of continuous story thread running through them, so I thought they did well to combine the books the way they did. It's not jarring to me at all and I have loved those books since I was a kid.
    3 points
  5. What about radically different treatment of earlier music? I recall finding this calm version of the Jaws theme so incredibly memorable back in theaters back in the 70's. It came out of nowhere in the film but was the B section of the Jaws theme with a completely different treatment not heard in the film before.
    3 points
  6. There's plenty of Newman fans on JWFan. Have any of you checked out this score yet? Much like Shore's latest, the album is only 20 minutes long! Water Tower music put it on youtube for free It's on Spotify too https://open.spotify.com/album/2ycFTGyjnzu5qB5xNgkOUt?si=9HBxdanrQZmi0r-UIiwVJw And Jon Burlingame wrote an article about it https://variety.com/2020/artisans/awards/thomas-newman-let-them-all-talk-score-1234853120/
    2 points
  7. Well this turned out more convincingly than I thought it would:
    2 points
  8. Which is also why the Potter films had to seriously dumb down and simplify the stories by removing most of the narrative devices. And yet most of them either feel rushed (because they try to cram too much story into too little film) or drag (because they attempt to not rush by adding awkward character/exposition scenes that don't work half as well as the stuff they've dropped). Tintin is easily a better paced and balanced film than most of the Potters.
    2 points
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    2 points
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  11. Well, let's see: Part 1s: An Unexpected Journey is not a masterpiece, but it's a far superior film than that piece of boring crap called The Phantom Menace. As for the scores, as much as I like Shore's first Hobbit, I prefer TPM. Part 2s: I chose Desolation of Smaug as a movie, but my correct answer should've been "None Of Them They're All Shite". I chose Williams' score as well, DoS might be my least favorite Middle Earth score. Part 3s: Star Wars for both options. Revenge of the Sith is not great, but it's Citizen Kane when compared with the horrible Battl
    2 points
  12. Tintin is not exactly a masterpiece, but it's better than both BFG and Indy 4.
    2 points
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  14. Easy: The Throne Room, The Jedi Steps and of course Yub Nub.
    2 points
  15. Troubled history? Thus far, the showrunners had commissioned some reshoots after COVID interrupted the original shoot, and... that's it. Otherwise? I don't see any major problem, and they choose to NOT pull a "Rogue One" by doing Young Aragorn and instead went ambitiously for the Second Age, seems to me to be good.
    1 point
  16. Having watched the movie and listened to the OST twice, I can confidently say that this is one of my favorite scores of the year. It has everything that made me fall in love with Zimmer's music way back in the 2000s. It is unabashedly melodramatic and mainly orchestral with some Journey to the Line-esque vibes that made its way into Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, King Arthur, The Last Samurai, Prince of the Egypt, etc. Great use of synths as well. I haven't been so emotionally touched by a Zimmer score since Interstellar. I just hope Zimmer will return to score Wo
    1 point
  17. Sounds like what a Newman Ocean's score would sound like. The first track was sort of interesting to listen to once. Not for me.
    1 point
  18. Martin Freeman's small toe is more entertaining than the Star Wars prequels. The Hobbit has legitimately good actors, characters, and lines. Episodes I-III are high school plays.
    1 point
  19. Nah, it's not too much. It's a very nice, two hour main program spread over the first two discs. That's the main attraction of the release. Don't even take disc 3 out of the case until after you've listened to the main program a few times and like it. It's pretty much the normal bonus track assembly most expansions get, just on its own disc. Then disc 4 is just the original OST album for those who like that short presentation.
    1 point
  20. Haven't seen Solo and The Mandalorian, so I just need to copy-paste Chen's comment here which basically has the exact same order and ratings that I would give these movies.
    1 point
  21. First listen and absolutely loving it so far!
    1 point
  22. That 'more transmissible' strain is prevalent in London and South-East England which has led to the UK Govt imposing a 'Tier 4' lockdown on the region, completely banning those within it from visiting each over the festive period AT ALL. I am at least managing a Christmas night out tonight ... I have booked for dinner and am going to a showing of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation afterwards. Northern Ireland is entering a new 6-week lockdown (with a review after 4) from Boxing Day onwards.
    1 point
  23. Regarding the time when these movies were made I think it makes more sense to compare the SW prequels with the LotR trilogy and the Hobbit with the SW sequels.
    1 point
  24. A random one but your description definitely fits here. After 30-40 mins of very pleasant and wistful Gaelic stylings, the score suddenly erupts into some of the best frenetic action music Howard has written - it's quite similarly structured to the finale in King Kong... only with a far more upbeat ending.
    1 point
  25. Depends on how much shit-shoveling there is in the job description.
    1 point
  26. In Williams terms, this is like Spielberg asking him to re-record Here They Come for an action scene of an Indiana Jones movie, just because he liked the cue in the temp.
    1 point
  27. gkgyver

    Star Wars Disenchantment

    He's scouring Mandalorian TV spots to find hidden messages in voice-overs.
    1 point
  28. To be fair, it only takes up exactly 11:10 out of the film's 2:31:51 runtime, therefore 7.35% (7/100), nowhere near 1/3. Not defending the sequence, just me being anal.
    1 point
  29. Tintin is a wonderful movie, but if you think a movie should follow the book slavishly, I guess it's not for you.
    1 point
  30. This looks like the kind of guy who corrects people's grammar in chat rooms.
    1 point
  31. 1. The Mandalorian 2. Rogue One 3. The Last Jedi 4. The Force Awakens 893. Solo 1,583,195,939. The Rise of Skywalker
    1 point
  32. Untrue, take Admiral Ackbar for example. OLD: YOUNG:
    1 point
  33. Again that's a nice 85 minutes main program. Everything else is just a bonus you can elect to listen to, or just press stop after the end credits and skip them. You exaggerate way too much to make your points. EDIT: Oh, I see what you mean now. Well, 43 tracks for a catalog expansion of an old score makes sense to me, 42 tracks for a new OST album is surprising. However, please note that I was not complaining about it, simply surprised by it.
    1 point
  34. Seconded. Unless @Mattris is looking for signs in the bottom of a coffee mug (which wouldn't surprise me by this point), I fail to see any of his prophecies coming into fruition. Small wonder...
    1 point
  35. While you're waiting, @Pieter Boelen, you could do worse than revisit Nino Rota's DEATH ON THE NILE, then wallow in Richard Rodney Bennett's masterful MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.
    1 point
  36. " Fox News Political Analyst" Not something you want to put on your resume when looking for employment.
    1 point
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  38. Oh, for crying out loud! A whole year later. This is actually one of the few films these days I'm genuinely interested in. The first was pretty excellent all around.
    1 point
  39. Phenomenal, as always @Marc. Got any more ESB planned? Would love to hear you take on those licks at the end of the Mynock cave scene!
    1 point
  40. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fcd5KxqAJO0dgQ8y1sHfd0o9eCeTSF7sbNFWORc805o/edit#gid=772006574
    1 point
  41. Over the Halloween season we bought some old 1990s TV animated special called The Halloween Tree which had a downright lovely score by Debney - so much so that I searched for a legit release that I could buy (which doesn't exist). There was globehopping so there was some different music for places like Egypt, Mexico, etc., and some stuff that sounded very Shirley Walker/B:TAS in tone. No clue if it suffered from temp track love which is typically my big Debney complaint, but I thought it was a pretty good kids' movie score.
    1 point
  42. What kind of limp-dicked #### is this?
    1 point
  43. Regarding high res digital audio, well, there's a sucker born every minute
    1 point
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